CMT has revealed its newest lineup of rising artists to watch in its 2023 Listen Up program, which recognizes and supports country’s most promising newcomers across all CMT platforms.
The new 2023 Listen Up roster features Ashley Cooke, Bailey Zimmerman, Brandon Ratcliff, Catie Offerman, Chapel Hart, Cody Belew, Conner Smith, Corey Kent, Dalton Dover, Drake Milligan, Hannah Ellis, Ian Munsick, Jackson Dean, Kameron Marlowe, Madeline Edwards, Nate Smith, Pillbox Patti, The War And Treaty, Warren Zeiders and Zach Bryan.
The year-long initiative is committed to raising support for these artists via full cross-brand support for their music and videos across CMT and CMT Music, CMT Hot 20 Countdown, CMT Hits on Pluto TV, CMT.com and CMT social platforms. The campaign also includes opportunities with other brands across Paramount Media Network, including live events, the Paramount Times Square NYC Billboard, and more.
“We’re thrilled to welcome this exciting list of new artists to our 2023 Listen Up initiative,” notes Leslie Fram, SVP of Music & Talent at CMT. “Each of these acts stand out in their authenticity and are already finding an audience with exceptional music. We look forward to amplifying their content across all CMT platforms and building long lasting relationships with this dynamic group of individuals.”
Since 2011, CMT’s Listen Up franchise has introduced new talent to the brand’s fan base and helped launch the careers of many country stars. Some notable alumni of the franchise include Ashley McBryde, Blanco Brown, Breland, Brett Eldredge, Brittney Spencer, Carly Pearce, Dan + Shay, Gabby Barrett, Ingrid Andress, Jimmie Allen, Jon Pardi, Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Lily Rose, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Morgan Wade, Thomas Rhett, Walker Hayes and Yola, among others.
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